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How do I get child support?
What can I do if I am not receiving child support after it is ordered through the Court?
How and where do I make my payments?
Can I begin paying immediately after ordered to pay support?
What will happen if I make my payment late?
How can I get my payments reduced?
Q: How do I get child support?
A:
Contact an attorney to file or either the DSS/Child Support Enforcement for an application.
Q: What can I do if I am not receiving child support after it is ordered through the Court?
A:
We have support specialists available to discuss your case in our office. You must come into the office to speak with a Child Support Specialists as no information can be given out on the phone.
Q: How and where do I make my payments?
A:
Payments can be made by cash, money order, and cashiers’ check or payroll deduction. Payments can be made in person in the Family Court Office, Room 103, Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Q: Can I begin paying immediately after ordered to pay support?
A:
The accounting department can only accept payments after the order is filed with the court. However, your balance will accrue effective the beginning date found on your court order.
Q: What will happen if I make my payment late?
A:
The Clerk may issue a Rule to Show Cause. You will have to appear before a Family Court Judge to explain your delinquency.
Q: How can I get my payments reduced?
A:
You must contact your attorney for a reduction.